KJZZ News

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's badge
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his chief deputy testified they had hired a consultant named Dennis Montgomery for an unorthodox investigation involving the CIA, DOJ and alleged bank fraud. But the revelation raises a host of new legal questions.
Apr. 29, 2015
Salt River Project customers were surprised to see a $3 fee increase to their utility bills this month, which they believe shouldn't have kicked in until May and was supposed to be phased in.
Apr. 28, 2015
Morse code
The final course on the Morse code at Fort Huachuca got underway this month. Staff at the southern Arizona army base have been teaching the code, which transmits messages through a series of short and long signals, since 1993. Staff there are calling it the end of an era.
Apr. 28, 2015
Phoenix Christian shortstop Kyle Janes sees the effects a concussion can have on a young athlete firsthand. He goes through the process of working with the Barrow Concussion Network before returning to play.
Apr. 28, 2015
Raul H. Castro
The Douglas port of entry could soon have a new name. The Arizona Congressional Delegation helped pass a bill Tuesday that could make that happen.
Apr. 28, 2015
Joseph Wood
Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case about a lethal injection drug that Arizona uses to execute its prisoners. The drug in question has been used in what some are calling botched executions.
Apr. 28, 2015
Pima County Sheriff's Office
A fire department captain in southern Arizona has been charged with murder in the cold-case slayings of his ex-wife, her mother and a third woman, according to Pima County officials.
Apr. 28, 2015
garden pool
Urban farming is increasing in the Valley, from community gardens to open-lot farms. And one family in Mesa is growing food in a new place — their pool. Now the Valley, and the world, are looking to them for help.
Apr. 28, 2015
Stephen Gillers and Charles Geyh
Last week, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio testified his attorney hired a private investigator to research whether the judge in the case's wife had said the judge "hated" Arpaio. Legal experts weigh in on whether either those alleged comments or the probe into them posed any ethical issues.
Apr. 27, 2015
Tusayan proposed roadway easements
Conservation groups are sounding the alarm over an effort to build roads on public land near the Grand Canyon.
Apr. 27, 2015
Vaccinations
New data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows fewer children entered childcare and kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year with a non-medical vaccination exemption.
Apr. 27, 2015
marriage license
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the U.S. constitution allows for same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court will be considering two questions.
Apr. 27, 2015
Boats at Lake Mead
Record low water levels at Lake Mead are cause for a construction project. The five boat ramps at the lake will be extended to maintain access to the water.
Apr. 27, 2015
Mesa logo
The city plans to sell bonds worth $43.7 million to fund utility improvements and other projects.
Apr. 27, 2015
Hospital room
A new study from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland shows melanoma in kids is down.
Apr. 27, 2015
Layali Al-Sham
The conflict zones of the Middle East are a long way from the United States-Mexico border, which has experienced its own share of violence. In El Paso, a university ensemble has united musicians from both regions to play melodies rarely heard on the border.
Apr. 27, 2015
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal over the weekend was strong enough to trigger an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest. The avalanche buried part of the mountain’s base camp, stranding foreign climbers including a woman from Scottsdale.
Apr. 27, 2015
classroom
Arizona’s new student achievement test is proving controversial, at least in Chandler. That's where hundreds of high school students stayed home to avoid the AzMERIT test.
Apr. 27, 2015
Peoria Unified School District bus
A panel of Peoria residents is urging the school board to extend and increase a budget override.
Apr. 27, 2015
Hoover Dam
This weekend, the water in Lake Mead briefly dropped to the lowest level since it was first filled in the 1930s. That decline results in less power coming from the turbines.
Apr. 27, 2015

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